This full-time one-year, or part-time two-year Master's programme provides relevant education and training to meet the oral health care requirements of patients with special needs.
About this degree
The programme provides a detailed understanding of the common systemic disorders likely to be of implication for routine dental care, alongside an understanding of the appropriate management and the ability to undertake clinical investigations for patients with systemic disease likely to complicate dental treatment.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
Clinical Science & Research Methods
Principles of Therapeutics and Treatment Core Course (Special Care Dentistry)
Clinical Care Core Course (Special Care Dentistry)
Applied Biology, Systemic Disease and Behavioural Sciences of Relevance to Special Care Dentistry
Ethics, Governance and Public Health of Relevance to Special Care Dentistry
There are no optional modules for this programme.
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in the submission of a dissertation (10,000-12,000 words).
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, journal clubs and clinics organised by many of the scientists and clinicians of the institute and its allied hospital.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Students are equipped with the skills to provide better services to patients and ensure career progression in special care dentistry.
Recent career destinations for this degree
Dental Registrar, University of Bristol Dental Hospital
Dental Surgeon, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Oral Medicine Teacher, Ziauddin College of Dentistry
Students establish important working collaborations with staff at the institute and other parts of UCL. They are able to present aspects of their work at international conferences which, in turn, provides them with further opportunities to collaborate with specialists from across the globe.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme’s students benefit from a friendly, welcoming staff and a comprehensive education portfolio. First-class facilities for both education and research provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques which ensures experience of managing complex clinical problems.